Candle 79 in New York, New York

On Christmas eve, Ben and I went to two plays and ate dinner at Candle 79. I was pretty excited for dinner at Candle 79 since it is listed on the vegan bucket list next to Millennium, a FANTASTIC restaurant in San Fransisco.

In between the two plays we saw on Christmas eve, we stopped off for a nice long dinner at Candle 79. Here is what we got:

(Right) SEITAN PICCATA – creamed spinach, grilled potato cake, oyster mushrooms, lemon-caper sauce

Rum eggnog with cardamom pod, cinnamon stick, and coffee bean
An appetizer they were trying out–not sure what it was
Tuscan white bean soup with garlic bread
LIVE AVOCADO-JICAMA TARTARE –
avocado, cucumber, jicama, young coconut, trumpet royale mushroom ceviche
Pumpkin seed crusted seitan with quinoa-corn pilaf, sautéed lobster mushrooms, broccoli, leeks, & a smoky tomato-chipotle sauce with radish salad
CANNOLI –
vanilla cream filling, ginger-pumpkin ice cream, chocolate sauce
CHOCOLATE-PEANUT BUTTER BLISS –
chocolate mousse, peanut butter mousse, chocolate shell, berry coulis
After dinner ginger tisane

Everything was delicious, though we especially loved the entrees and the desserts. Candle 79 is definitely up there as far as restaurants go, they have superior chefs, their staff was great, and the atmosphere was lovely. It is on par with other high end vegan restaurants we have visited, including Millennium and Pure, and thus I am going to give it a 5/5. However, I would say it is our least favorite of the three.

Fancy pants
Umm… cute.
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